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Sites of Interest for Orthodox in Los Angeles? (Relics, Architecture, etc.)

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Any pilgrimage sites of interest in the greater LA metro area? Any thing Orthodox or Catholic that is traditional, relics of shared saints, etc. is fine as I know California has a much older history with Catholicism, but many of the cities are consecrated to common saints between the traditions. Thanks! I'm going in a week.
 

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Holy Transfiguration Cathedral (ROCOR, near Beverly Hills I think) is impressive. It's in a slightly skeezy neighborhood IMO but then again I regard all of LA as a big skeezy neighborhood so that might just be me. A few blocks away is Kavkaz, a nice little Armenian restaurant. I highly recommend their khinkali.
 

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Upon your visit to Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral an Orthodox pilgrim may venerate the relics of Holy Greatmartyr Panteleimon, Holy Princes of Russia Alexander Nevsky and Daniel of Moscow; Venerable Seraphim of Sarov and Ambrose of Optina; Holy Hierarchs Innocent of Irkutsk, Joasaph of Belgorod, Innocent of Alaska, Theophan the Recluse, and Tikhon of Moscow; Holy New-Martyrs of Russia Grand Duchess Elizabeth and nun Barbara, as well as of a saint who recently shone forth in California, St. John of Shanghai and San Francissco. Among other sacred relics one may find here an icon of St. John of Krostadt with a piece of his priestly vestment, an icon of Archangel Michael with the stones from Gargano Cave, and an icon of Blessed Matrona of Moscow with a piece of her tomb.



Its also where Natalie Wood was married....and Rachmaninov's first funeral was
 

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DeniseDenise said:
Its also where Natalie Wood was married....and Rachmaninov's first funeral was
Now I know why I've been fond of Natalie Wood since I was a wee lad: she was Russian!
 
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